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Episode 055: FilmDallas Pictures

This week, we take a look back at the quick rise and even quicker fall of FilmDallas Pictures, which began its life as a Texas-based film investment company in 1983. After helping to produce two Oscar-winning films in 1984, they would take a leap of faith to become a film distribution company, only to be completely gone from the film industry by the end of 1988.

 

On this episode, we discuss:

Choose Me (1984, Alan Rudolph)
Da (1988, Matt Clark)
The Dirt Bike Kid (1985, Hoite Caston)
Kiss of the Spider Woman (1985, Herbert Babenco)
Man Facing Southeast (1986, Elisio Subiela)
Night Zoo (1988, Jean-Claude Lauzon)
Patti Rocks (1988, David Burton Morris)
The Right-Hand Man (1987, Di Drew)
Spike of Bensonhurst (1988, Paul Morrissey)
Subway to the Stars (1988, Carlos Diegues)
The Trip to Bountiful (1985, Peter Masterson).

Episode 054: Blue Thunder and WarGames

On this week's episode of The FilmJerk Podcast, we examine how one filmmaker, John Badham, would end up with the rare feat of having two hits movies, Blue Thunder and WarGames, released only three weeks apart.

Episode 053: Raging Bull

On this week's episode, we complete our dive into the Martin Scorsese Cinematic Universe of the 1980s, with the history behind his masterpiece Raging Bull, as well as a personal remembrance of the film by the host.

Episode 052: The King of Comedy

On this week's episode, we continue our dive into the Martin Scorsese Cinematic Universe of the 1980s, with a look back at his oft-misinterpreted 1983 classic, The King of Comedy.

Episode 051: After Hours

This week, we continue our look back at the 1980s movies of Martin Scorsese, with a look back at After Hours, the last low-budget, small-scale, intimate movie he'd ever make.

Episode 050: The Last Temptation of Christ

This week, we continue our look back at the 1980s movies of Martin Scorsese, concentrating on the movie that inarguably changed the direction of his career: The Last Temptation of Christ.

Episode 049: The Color of Money

This week, we start an irregular look back at the 1980s movies of Martin Scorsese, starting with what, for me, is his best film of the decade: The Color of Money.

Episode 048: Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains

This week, we take a look back at a movie shot in 1980, and would sit on the proverbial shelf until it premiered on basic cable in 1984, becoming a cult film and inspiring an early 1990s music revolution. Lou Adler's Ladies and Gentlemen, The Fabulous Stains.

Episode 047: Albert Brooks and Lost in America

This week's episode takes a look back at the career of writer, director and actor Albert Brooks and his brilliant 1985 comedy Lost in America.

Episode 046: Ralph Bakshi and American Pop

This week's episode takes a look back at the career of Ralph Bakshi and his pioneering 1981 animated rock musical American Pop.

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